Because eventually we all need a little support
“It’s a comfort knowing that mom is safe and someone is checking in on her.”
Independence, safety, staying connected with others. These are important parts of life that can be harder to maintain as we age or develop a chronic illness.
Licensed by the State of New Hampshire, HomeAssist can provide you or a treasured family member residing in Belknap, Grafton or Sullivan counties with non-medical support to continue to live independently and thrive at home.
My aging mother could use some help with daily household chores and errands. She wants to remain in her home as long as possible. How can HomeAssist help?
The primary goal of HomeAssist is to help clients remain independent in their own home. The client chooses the services provided based on their needs and a plan of care is written. The plan is flexible so as your mother’s needs change, she can adjust it to meet her needs. HomeAssist provides non-medical, hands-on services including:
– Meal planning and preparation
– Grocery shopping and errands
– Light housekeeping, floor care, changing of linens and laundry
– Medication reminders
– Assistance with personal care and companionship
How Do We Pay for Services?
Clients utilize a variety of options to pay for services. These include:
– Grant-based programs (must meet income and eligibility requirements)
– Some long-term care insurance plans or private pay
– Choices for Independence Medicaid Waiver
What is the screening and training process for Home Assist caregivers?
LRCS has an extensive application process that includes three different background checks. Staff participates in the LRCS orientation as well as direct service training with the individuals they will be supporting. During the intake process, we are able to match the individual with available caregivers based on their interests and needs. HomeAssist works to ensure your satisfaction with your caregivers and the services they are providing.
Tips on communicating with your aging parents about their future:
- Get started – Don’t wait until there is a crisis to talk about your parents’ wishes.
- Your parents may resist this conversation. If you see changes in your parents abilities, be sure to use concrete examples. “I’ve noticed your balance is off” or “Your eyesight isn’t what it used to be”.
- Maximize your parents independence. Don’t assume your parents can’t make decisions.
- Ask open ended questions such as “How are you doing keeping up with the house?” or “What concerns do you have as you go through your day?”
- Ask for help – HomeAssist is here to help you facilitate these conversations.